Want to Read More? To continue reading this article, please Log in or Register Now

Minimum Wage: New Mexico

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Quentin Smith and Barbara G. Stephenson, Sheehan & Sheehan, PA


  • New Mexico's current minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage. See Overview.
  • Some deductions are allowed for employers of tipped employees and for employers that provide food, utilities, supplies or housing to agricultural employees. See Deductions Below the Minimum Wage.
  • Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Bernalillo County and Santa Fe County have their own local minimum wage rates. See Local Minimum Wages.
  • Certain types of employees may be employed at subminimum wages lower than the minimum wage rate. See Subminimum Wages.